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Image of the Day: Heart Shapes

By | September 29, 2017

High-resolution MRI reveals that human fetal hearts rapidly develop their major structures within a four-day period.

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image: Image of the Day: Super Spores 

Image of the Day: Super Spores 

By | September 28, 2017

The deadly fungus Cryptococcus deuterogattii harbors a genetic tweak that propels its mutation rate and allows it to rapidly develop antifungal resistance.

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image: Image of the Day: Mitochondria, Live and in Color

Image of the Day: Mitochondria, Live and in Color

By | September 27, 2017

Mitochondria age differently depending upon whether they’re located in the liver, heart, or kidney, scientists find in flies and mice.

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image: Image of the Day: Neurons at Risk

Image of the Day: Neurons at Risk

By | September 26, 2017

Scientists identified a schizophrenia-risk gene, ZNF804A, that influences the birth and movement of new neurons within the developing brain. 

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image: Image of the Day: Fossil Guts

Image of the Day: Fossil Guts

By | September 25, 2017

Scientists unearthed an intact, fossilized digestive organ of a 500-million-year-old trilobite—a prehistoric relative of the horseshoe crab.

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image: Image of the Day: Mouth Parts

Image of the Day: Mouth Parts

By | September 22, 2017

A high-resolution microscope reveals the intricate inner structure of the blood-sucking tsetse fly’s saliva tube. 

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image: Image of the Day: 100-Million-Year-Old Flower

Image of the Day: 100-Million-Year-Old Flower

By | September 21, 2017

Scientists think dinosaurs brushed these ancient flowers into pools of tree resin, creating fossils preserved in amber.  

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image: Image of the Day: Primordial Sculpture

Image of the Day: Primordial Sculpture

By | September 20, 2017

This lifelike replica of the one-centimeter, 500-million-year-old arthropod Agnostus pisiformis was reconstructed from the animal’s ancient fossils.

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image: Image of the Day: Microbial Puppet Masters

Image of the Day: Microbial Puppet Masters

By | September 19, 2017

Bacteria inhabiting mouse tumors hold sway over a cancer cell’s response to treatment. 

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image: Image of the Day: Triple Threat

Image of the Day: Triple Threat

By | September 18, 2017

Scientists use stem-like cells from patients’ aggressive, triple receptor-negative breast tumors to grow cell lines for research.

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